Congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) said Sunday that the Medicare for all proposal she and other progressives have championed would ultimately save Americans money, despite studies that have shown the idea would cost up to $40 trillion.
“Medicare for all would save the American people a very large amount of money. And what we see as well is that these systems are not just pie in the sky,” Ocasio-Cortez said on CNN’s “State of the Union,” noting that Canada, France, the United Kingdom and other democracies have a similar form of health care.
“What we need to realize is these investments are better and good for our future. These are generational investments,” she added.